Welcome to Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Caring for all of Maine.

Suited to Meet Today’s Healthcare Challenges

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years. CRNAs collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals to deliver safe, high-quality, and cost effective patient care in virtually every healthcare setting.

When anesthesia is administered by a nurse anesthetist, it is recognized as the practice of nursing; when administered by an anesthesiologist, it is recognized as the practice of medicine. While all anesthesia professionals deliver the same anesthetics, anesthesia care delivered by a CRNA is especially well-suited to meet the needs of today’s changing and challenging healthcare environment. Key benefits of CRNA-delivered anesthesia care include:

  • Most cost-effective anesthesia care model
  • Ensures access to anesthesia in medically under-served communities where surgical, obstetric, and trauma services otherwise would not be available
  • Consistently provides a safe anesthesia experience and quality outcome for each patient
  • Extensive preparation for handling emergency situations
  • Healthcare team members count on CRNAs to provide services beyond anesthesia care

Our Recent News & Events

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The Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists congratulates the 2016 class of SRNAs who will complete their clinicals at the University […]

Maine Voices: Improve the VA Health System By Supporting Key Rule Change

Opinion pieces written by MEANA members recently appeared in local Maine newspapers. The op-ed pieces addressed the need to improve […]

Member Spotlight

By Mary Kay Moyer In an effort to get to know our colleagues better, and to learn more about opportunities […]